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Comment: Re:Not in the US (Score 1) 96

by nospam007 (#49404367) Attached to: The Democratization of Medical Diagnosis and Discovery

"Why the funk not just send the damn data to the doctor immediately, and let him/her spend any downtime ("there's always patients cancelling") to review the data?"

Because then the doctor and the radiologist will make deals behind your back and bill your insurance senseless, because you are no longer in the middle to check if they don't overdo it.

Comment: Not in the US (Score 2) 96

by nospam007 (#49397889) Attached to: The Democratization of Medical Diagnosis and Discovery

" if a patient has the means and the interest to look at the data from a doctor's medical scans, she can."

I'm from Luxembourg, Europe and here all the scans have been done on CDs and DVDs for over a decade now and handed out to us patients, not the doctors. As soon as CDs got cheaper than chemical they switched, I must say I was impressed at the time.

For a copy of the lab-tests I have to pay 1€ to have a copy of the results sent to my address.

As almost everywhere on the world, electronic patient files are slow to come so it's like always:

If you want something done properly, do it yourself!

Have you ever noticed that the people who are always trying to tell you `there's a time for work and a time for play' never find the time for play?